A prosthesis is a tool that helps to replace the loss or absence of a limb. With the use of these artificial devices, movement, functionality and daily functions can be recovered.
Limb amputation is performed for various reasons, such as physical injuries, infections, congenital anomalies and physiological diseases.
The physician recommends that patients see a prosthetist for measurement and prescription of a suitable prosthesis after a predetermined period of time.
Prosthetics are undergoing the most cutting-edge and inventive changes possible today. AI-powered artificial devices and robotic limbs are gradually displacing conventional prostheses. With new advances, patients can now use these prostheses to live their lives as comfortably as possible.
Here are some of the advantages of using a prosthesis:
- Attractive appearance of prostheses
Any body part that has been amputated makes the body appear missing or incomplete. Some patients may experience mental and psychological distress as a result of missing body parts.
Because of their sense of aesthetics, patients who wear prostheses often say they feel more confident and satisfied. Patients affected by any kind of physical handicap in our culture are traumatized. Therefore, prostheses are important for the aesthetic appearance of the body.
- Provide mobility and support
The best solution for any patient struggling with restricted movement due to organ loss is a prosthetic limb or arm. For example, if a person loses a leg, the support base for that leg is also lost. In some cases, a prosthetic leg will be needed to replace the lost limb.
The patient can resume daily activities as needed with the aid of a properly fitted prosthesis or artificial device. For example, armed forces personnel who lost a limb in war may be able to resume their duties with the aid of prostheses.
- A new perspective on life
A person experiences psychological shock when he or she suffers trauma resulting in the loss of a limb. A person's mindset can change to one of gratitude and relief with the help of teamwork and the positive attitude of prosthetic providers.
With a prosthesis, patients are less dependent on other assistive equipment. He or she can delight in the various activities he or she once loved.